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Vulkan Memory Allocator 2.2 Released Along With RGP 1.4

13. Prosinec 2018 - 22:43
In addition to AMD's year-end Radeon driver updates issued today, their GPUOpen crew has also carried out some new open-source software releases...

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Rolls Out While Linux Users Should Have AMDGPU-PRO 18.50

13. Prosinec 2018 - 19:34
AMD today released their Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition geared for Windows gamers while Linux users should have AMDGPU-PRO 18.50 available shortly for those wanting to use this hybrid Vulkan/OpenGL driver component that does also feature the AMDGPU-Open components too in their stable but dated composition...

Radeon ROCm 1.9.1 vs. NVIDIA OpenCL Linux Plus RTX 2080 TensorFlow Benchmarks

13. Prosinec 2018 - 17:30
Following the GeForce RTX 2080 Linux gaming benchmarks last week with now having that non-Ti variant, I carried out some fresh GPU compute benchmarks of the higher-end NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here's a look at the OpenCL performance between the competing vendors plus some fresh CUDA benchmarks as well as NVIDIA GPU Cloud TensorFlow Docker benchmarks.

KDE Applications 18.12 Released With File Manager Improvements, Konsole Emoji

13. Prosinec 2018 - 17:20
The KDE community is out with an early holiday presents for its users: KDE Applications 18.12 is shipping today...

Mesa 18.2.7 Released With Several RADV Driver Fixes, Variety Of Other Updates

13. Prosinec 2018 - 17:01
For those not yet prepared to move over to the Mesa 18.3 series, Mesa 18.2.7 is out today with the latest batch of fixes...

Unity 2018.3 With HDR Render Pipeline Preview, Updated PhysX & More

13. Prosinec 2018 - 16:47
Unity Tech is ending out the year with their Unity 2018.3 game engine update that brings a number of new features and improvements to its many supported platforms...

AMD Squeezes In Some Final AMDGPU Changes To DRM-Next For Linux 4.21

13. Prosinec 2018 - 13:04
Complementing all of the AMDGPU feature work already staged for the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel, another (small) batch of material was sent out on Wednesday...

Mesa 19.0 RADV Vulkan Driver Gets New Fixes To Help DXVK Gaming

13. Prosinec 2018 - 11:53
Samuel Pitoiset of Valve's Linux graphics driver team has landed some fresh patches in Mesa 19.0 (and also marked for back-porting to the stable branch) to help out the DXVK gaming experience for Windows games using Direct3D 11 that are re-mapped to run on top of the Vulkan graphics API...

QEMU 3.1 Released For Advancing The Linux Open-Source Virtualization Stack

13. Prosinec 2018 - 10:50
The QEMU emulator that is widely used by the open-source Linux virtualization stack is out with its version 3.1 feature release. This is the QEMU update that is adding multi-threaded Tiny Code Generator support, display improvements, adds the Cortex-A72 model and other ARM improvements, and various other enhancements...

Wayland's Weston Switching Over To The Meson Build System

13. Prosinec 2018 - 7:42
Complementing the Meson build system support for Wayland itself, the Weston reference compositor now has been Meson-ized...

AMDGPU DC Gets Polaris Corruption Fix, Some Code Refactoring

13. Prosinec 2018 - 6:09
AMD has published their latest batch of "DC" Display Core patches for the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver...

NVIDIA Now Shipping The Jetson AGX Xavier Module

13. Prosinec 2018 - 5:00
NVIDIA has been shipping the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit the past few months while now they are beginning to ship the AGX Xavier Module intended for use in next-generation autonomous machines...

AMDGPU For Linux 4.20 Gets The Final Radeon RX 590 Fix, Adds The New Vega PCI IDs

12. Prosinec 2018 - 23:01
With just over one week to go until the expected Linux 4.20 kernel release, Alex Deucher of AMD today sent in the latest batch of fixes to the DRM tree for landing at the end of this cycle...

GNOME 3.31.3 Released As Another Step Towards GNOME 3.32

12. Prosinec 2018 - 22:08
GNOME 3.31.3 was released today as the latest development stepping stone towards next March's GNOME 3.32 desktop environment update...

Linux Is Already In Good Shape For The New Features Of Intel Gen11 Graphics & Icelake

12. Prosinec 2018 - 19:23
Besides seeing Icelake demos at the Intel Architecture Day that were running on Ubuntu, with closely tracking the Linux kernel's development most of the new features presented for Sunny Cove and Gen11 graphics have already been merged or at least available in patch form for some months within the Linux ecosystem. Here's a look at the features talked about yesterday and their state on Linux...

AMDVLK 2018.Q4.4 Driver Update Brings Performance Improvements, New Vulkan Bits

12. Prosinec 2018 - 17:42
AMD developers today outed their latest "AMDVLK" open-source Vulkan driver code drop dubbed AMDVLK 2018.Q4.4...

NVIDIA 415.23 Driver Fixes Build Issues Against Linux 4.20 Kernel

12. Prosinec 2018 - 16:48
It was just last week NVIDIA released the 415.22 driver while out today is the 415.23 update...

Intel Working On Open-Sourcing The FSP - Would Be Huge Win For Coreboot & Security

12. Prosinec 2018 - 15:00
Intel's Architecture Day on Tuesday was delightfully filled with an overwhelming amount of valuable hardware information, but Intel's software efforts were also briefly touched on too. In fact, Raja Koduri reinforced how software is a big part of Intel technology and goes in-hand with their security, interconnect, memory, architecture, and process pillars and that's where their new oneAPI initiative will fit in. But what learning afterwards was most exciting on the software front...

Intel Developing "oneAPI" For Optimized Code Across CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs & More

12. Prosinec 2018 - 15:00
Intel's 2018 Architecture Day was primarily focused on the company's hardware architecture road-map, but one of the software (pre)announcements was their oneAPI software stack...

Intel Details Gen11 Graphics & Sunny Cove For Icelake

12. Prosinec 2018 - 15:00
At Intel's architecture day, the company finally detailed their "Gen 11" graphics that we've been seeing open-source Linux graphics driver patches for many months (Intel OTC posted their initial open-source display driver code in early January and has continued the enablement work since) albeit elusive in substantive user details and hardware until Icelake. But today at least we can share more about the significant improvements with Gen11 graphics...